Fortnite for some time now one of the most famous video games in the world, but so far its version for Android was distributed only through the company's website.
A decision that was made accordingly at 30% cut for the distribution operated by Google, which Epic Games had called "illegal". After months of disagreements, Fortnite has finally been published on the Play Store, with a 30% reduction.
Earlier this year, Epic Games introduced Fortnite to the Play Store in the hope that Google would grant a 30% cut exception. BigG did not appear so forgivingand that is why Epic has continued to distribute the app independently as an APK. In a previous interview, the video game maker had defined "illegal" Google's practice in requesting billing from the Play Store and asking Google to eliminate this "expectation".
Epic Games' requests fell on deaf ears, and in the end the company gave in: Fortnite now available on the Google Play Store. Epic Games claims to have "realized" that it is very difficult to distribute an app on Android outside the Play Store. Google security protections on Android often make pop-ups appear which recommend removing side-loading apps or, in some cases, even blocking their installation.
Epic Games has also released a statement regarding Fortnite's arrival on the Play Store. “Google puts the downloadable software outside of Google Play at a disadvantage, through technical and commercial measures that we consider 'frightening' – reads the note – repetitive security pop-ups for downloaded and updated software, restrictive agreements and transactions with producers and operators, Google public relations featuring third-party software sources like malware and new efforts like Google Play Protect for completely block the software obtained outside of the Google Play Store. "
"For this reason – explains the company – we launched Fortnite for Android on the Google Play Store. We hope that Google review its policies and business relationships in the near future, so that all developers are free to engage in business with customers on Android and in the Play Store through open services, including payment services, that can compete on equal terms. "